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Penile Warts Overview

Another name for Penile Warts is Genital Warts.

What are genital warts?
A person with genital warts has painless lumps on the skin that covers the genitals. Genital warts are located on the penis or scrotum in a male, or on the vulva or vagina in a female. The warts may also occur around the anus.

What are the symptoms of genital warts?
Symptoms of genital warts may include raised, pink skin lumps that usually occur on the genitals, anus, or surrounding skin. Skin lesions may appear as single growths or clump together. Other symptoms include genital itching, anal itching, vaginal itching, and vaginal discharge.

How does the doctor treat genital warts?
Treatment for genital warts includes oral antiviral medications and a number of procedures to remove the warts from the skin, such as cryotherapy, laser therapy, and surgery.

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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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